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Tides Turn... Where the River Meets the Sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.25 Baths, (Limited to max of 8)

Get away to the Mendocino coast. Tides Turn has a private view of the ocean, yet is a home with lots of room to share with friends or family. We have installed solar panels to help preserve our wonderful California coast and o our part to reduce global warming. Located next to the turn of the century hamlet of Albion only minutes from the charming Victorian town of Mendocino, 7 miles north. Enjoy the birds floating on the updrafts or the boats coming and going as the tides change below. Watch the everchanging sea through the only wooden trestle bridge on the coast of California as the waves crash in the cove and the whales pass during migration season. Relax in the hot tub or barbeque on the deck. Mendocino has a lot to offer. Investigate the tons of drift wood at nearby Navarro beach just 3 miles south, or picnic in the Redwoods or bring a canoe or kayak to explore the Albion River or go wine tasting in Anderson Valley or try the trails at Van Damme State Park & Beach, 3.5 miles north. You can treat yourself to our local restaurants, the best on the coast - the Ledford House or the Albion River Inn or rundown to the Albion Market and deli for a quick fix or Harvest Market in Fort Bragg can deliver all you need to Tides Turn in Albion.?

This conformable 4 bedroom split level home with one King and three Queens beds plus a Queen futon in the family room, 2 bathrooms, master bedroom lavatory, large open style kitchen/dining/living room, plus a large separate family room with satellite TV, sunroom, two decks and spa. Celestron Binoculars and tripod for viewing birds and whales and waves.

Open floor plan; Sunroom, Ocean and River views, Excellent separation between upstairs and downstairs

Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Mary Bobbitt
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Mary Bobbitt

Mary and Jul are native Californian and long time residences of San Francisco. Semi retired and seasoned world travelers. Jul loves motorcycles, music, non fiction and good healthy food. Mary's artwork fills the house and loves birds, photography etc.

Mary Bobbitt purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great friends. Great Food. Great people. Awesome hikes. Pretty much a repeat of our Jan 4 2010 visit. We love this clean, friendly-feeling house and it's well stocked kitchen. Thanks for bring in the New Year in such an amazing way.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - Lav. only
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
Notes:
Solar powered home, Service for 8 provided, Dining Table Seats 8, Games, Books & Magazines, Exercise Bike. We have a wonderful community of birds around the house and try to provide bird food so our guests can enjoy them. We also enjoy other regular wild visitors such as bunnies, deer and fox. Tides Turn has a lot of privacy.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Tides Turn... Where the River Meets the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Wonderful Relaxing trip at Tides Turn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tides Turn while attending a family wedding nearby and the property was lovely. Wonderful views, lovely home with comfortable surroundings and a beach like atmosphere. Sitting in the hot tub while enjoying the scenery was a real treat. Mendocino and Ft. Bragg are just up the road. Several farmers markets in the area on the weekends. We enjoyed a great meal at the Little River Inn. Can't wait to come back to Tides Turn!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sparks
5

Breathtaking Views and Luxurious Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We will be back! The home is breathtaking, spacious and has more than enough amenities to keep you busy during your stay. We had three clear days and nights with fantastic sunsets every evening while dining on the outdoor deck. If you love bird watching, Tides Turn provided us with enough bird seed to last our entire stay and provided daily entertainment for the adults and kids. We enjoyed using the fireplace, relaxing to music after a long day of diving in Albion. Thank you again for your hospitality! I'm telling all of our friends to be sure to find you on VRBO and book their vacation!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ukiah, California
5

Superb accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house to rent for a large group. We had eight people and it was perfect with the four separate bedrooms. The house was exactly as advertised, very clean, and super comfortable. The setting is spectacular. Owners were very pleasant to work with and answered all my questions ahead of our visit. I can't say enough good things about this house. I look forward to another stay at Tides Turn. A must is dinner at the Ledford House just across Highway 1, it was superb.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Phenomenal Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is amazing - it met and exceeded all of our expections. The house is beautiful and it has the best views of the ocean - the pictures do not do it justice. While it is a bit of a drive into Mendocino and Fort Bragg, it is totally worth it. The rooms were all decorated nicely and were very spacious. Everything was clean and we felt at home right away. My niece fell in love with the all birds on the balcony deck/patio every morning and the adults fell in love with the hot tub. We definitely plan on staying there again and we're already trying to figure out the dates!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Photos simply do not do it Justice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our Granddaughter x 3 days in mid-June. There were two major problems: (1) Our stay was too short, and (2) we wished not to depart.

For our stay, the downstairs (two bedrooms) were locked off and surely not needed. This is a gorgeous home with spectacular >180 degree views from the main (top) level. There is a spacious living area with THE best equipped kitchen we have ever encountered in a vacation home, and this living-area separates two master suites, both also with panoramic views.

We were contacted twice by the owner in our short stay, once by email to share photos of their neighbors kit foxes... and to invite us over for a view, and the other was by phone to make sure our needs were met. The home is immaculate. Fine dining is within comfortable driving distance and activities abound for inquisitive adults and kiddos alike.

One of THE spectacular aspects of this beautiful locale is that it is one of the last places in California that tons of people are not. Thus, we are hesitant to submit this review, hoping we can return frequently in the future.

Experiencing Seahorse as guests makes one feel quite special and photos... as the title says... do not do it justice.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA
5

Absolutely the best vacation rental ever.......

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is the best I have ever stayed in, I will absolutely be returning for another visit. The house is HUGE, I went with 7 people total, there were several very nice rooms we did not even get a chance to use.......the bedrooms are very private and separate so great for couples and/or sleeping children, the beds are ALL COMFORTABLE including the pillows, and the bedding is top quality. The kitchen--fully stocked--plenty of quality glasses & dishes (that actually match!), serving dishes, lots of wine glasses (they match too!), several drawers of utensils for cooking, plenty of pots and pans, cabinets full of spices, about 6 cutting boards (yes 6!!--How many times do you rent a place and there is one cutting board and 2 wine glasses!?--instead of feeling like we were camping or just making due it seemed like we were guests in a REAL home!) The hot tub--very nice, beautiful view, private from the rest of the house. The bathrooms were great, never ran out of hot water. The house was VERY clean, everything worked--all appliances, dishwasher, stereo, etc. The view is absolutely breathtaking from the deck, because the house is tucked in a bit inside the cove it is somewhat protected from the wind so relaxing on the deck even at night was pleasant. We awoke to hawks, jays, and a woodpecker flying around in the sky right in front of the deck! The only thing wrong with our visit was that we had to leave!

Logistically speaking--the pics in the ad do not accurately represent the beauty of this home (usually it is the other way around!), the owner was very responsive and helpful with providing information, there is a small grocery store just down the road which is great for grabbing missing items or cravings! There are places to eat nearby but frankly I am not sure you would want to leave........also if you happen to stay here don't do this: we were so excited about the house that as we were giving a tour to our friends that had just arrived we went out onto the deck through the second door and closed it behind us locking us out on the second story deck (ugh!), luckily we had 2 additional friends arriving shortly after so we patiently waited for them to arrive & let us back inside. (and luckily we had all walked out with a glass on wine in hand so we enjoyed the view and relaxed while waiting!)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Little River no commercial airlines
Car: necessary

Beachcombing, canoeing, whale and bird watching, wine tasting and lots of local festivals.

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Rates & Availability

Albion House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $210
Damage Deposit $350

Since we are a single home with one housekeeper we have a limited ability to clean the house for quick turn over. Rates are subject to confirmation. Discounts are offered to returning guests in good standing.

half of total due to confirm and balance due 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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